Song for the Union Soldiers


Song for the Union Soldiers.

Ye defenders of the Union,
Form every Loyal State,
The world espies, with anxious eyes,
Your Country’s trembling fate:
And proud monarchs from their thrones
Watch your battles how they bear,
As though Treason’s sting, could Freedom harm,
With the prayers of the fair.

O the West her legions sent,
On wild steeds that paw the air:
And North and East, both great and least,
Her glories join to share.
Their firm columns rise and march,
Whilst the Stars their bright light shed;
Never halting ’till their banner waves
O’er mad rebellion’s head.

O ye warriors, that bear
The time-honored marks of war,
Fame will resound, with bright renown;
Your deeds from shore to shore:
And, dark Treason shall behold,
And our Royal friends will see—
America is yet the shrine
Of God and Liberty.

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